Examples of interesting in a Sentence
This is one of the most interesting books I've read all year.
It will be interesting to see how she decides to spend the money.
This building has an interesting history.
I don't find politics very interesting.
I found it interesting to learn that she had once lived in California.
Most of what he said wasn't interesting to me.
Recent Examples of interesting from the Web
The encore could be really interesting if senior quarterback Prince Mavula shows the maturity that’s expected of him.
Rabbi David Silber notes that three cases in Tanach of yibum follow an interesting pattern.
Another interesting fact is that Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in final negotiations to write and direct the Joker/Quinn spin-off.
Still, that combined with Oregon State's brutal performance makes their game this week feel more interesting than previously imagined.
POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT Interesting study: California communities with large white populations aren’t planning for their fair share of low- and moderate-income housing growth, according to a new study of Bay Area cities.
And pop culture, at least for the most part, has responded by bringing us a new class of interesting, diverse female leads.
Other works are notable simply for being interesting artworks.
His physicality is always interesting; watching him slink about clutching an attaché case adds a delicious hint of suspense.
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The Pronunciation and History of interesting
There are a number of ways to say interesting. It can have three syllables or four; it can have an accent only on the first syllable, or it can also have a secondary accent on the "res"; the first "e" can get ignored, resulting in a second syllable of "tres" rhyming with dress; or the second "e" can be ignored, resulting in a syllable that sounds like terse. All of these various pronunciations are well-established and occur in the speech of educated, native speakers of English.
The word interesting originally meant "of concern"; it was a synonym of important. It comes from the verb interest, which in its original use meant "to induce or persuade to participate or engage." If you were interested in something, you were not willing to be a bystander; you felt the need to participate or engage.
First Known Use of interesting
Synonymsabsorbing, arresting, consuming, engaging, engrossing, enthralling, fascinating, gripping, immersing, intriguing, involving, riveting
Antonymsboring, drab, dry, dull, heavy, monotonous, tedious, uninteresting
Related Wordsbreathtaking, electric, electrifying, exciting, exhilarating, galvanizing, inspiring, rousing, stimulating, stirring, thrilling; provocative, tantalizing; emphatic, showy, splashy, striking; alluring, attractive, bewitching, captivating, charming, enchanting, spellbinding; hypnotizing, mesmerizing; curious, odd, unusual, weird; amazing, astonishing, astounding, eventful, eye-opening, fabulous, marvelous (or marvellous), surprising, wonderful, wondrous; amusing, entertaining
Near Antonymsoperose, tiresome, tiring, wearisome, wearying; sterile, unexciting; dreary, humdrum, pedantic, pedestrian; demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting
INTERESTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of interesting for English Language Learners
: attracting your attention and making you want to learn more about something or to be involved in something : not dull or boring
INTERESTING Defined for Kids
Definition of interesting for Students
- an interesting story
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